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Posted: 9/11/2007 8:54:46 PM EST
There's a longer more detailed version of this up at the blog. The meat of the post is this: I got a 1917 Colt catalog. I scanned the whole freakin' thing and put it up on Flickr. It also has a price list. $39.50 got you a Government Model with Ivory grips and lots of engraving. Alas, I didn't get any actual Colt pistols, just the catalog.

Anyhow, enjoy.
Link Posted: 9/19/2007 9:46:25 AM EST
[#1]
Thanks for posting. I love how the catalog informs the would-be consumer that the slide stop is a slide release:

"In this model the slide remains open after firing the last cartridge. When reloading the arm in this position, insert the magazine, then press downward the slide stop (to the rear of the trigger as illustrated). The slide goes forward, inserting a cartridge without any movement of the slide by hand.

It wasn't a controversial method of operation. Hell, it was a selling point.
Link Posted: 10/25/2007 1:36:18 PM EST
[#2]
I love old catalogs!  Awesome post!
Link Posted: 1/13/2008 10:29:25 PM EST
[#3]
Damn, a sticky. My first anywhere. I feel so special. Thanks, guys.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 2:51:56 PM EST
[#4]
I really need a time machine.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 3:07:03 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/26/2008 2:09:23 PM EST
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...
Link Posted: 6/17/2008 8:50:50 AM EST
[#7]
That's a great find!

Good to have, as I just picked up a 1903.
Link Posted: 8/21/2008 8:46:09 PM EST
[#8]


I was expecting the revolver.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 8:15:35 AM EST
[#9]
id love to have one of those single action armys.  :)  thanks for posting that, that was interesting to see!
Link Posted: 11/12/2010 2:45:59 PM EST
[#10]
Pretty dang cool, thanks to posting.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 10:02:56 AM EST
[#11]
According the the inflation calculator I found on line, $39.50 in 1917 is equal to $700.00 today.
Link Posted: 2/4/2013 5:07:46 AM EST
[#12]
Great Find...!
Link Posted: 2/28/2014 5:01:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: VA-BlkRifle] [#13]
I just saw a 1918 model year 22 target like that at a show over the weekend. I think the guy wanted $800. I bought a Ruger 22/45 instead, and of course, now wished I'd have gotten the Colt. But it was still a decent financial decision, right, responsible and all that... right?
Link Posted: 10/25/2015 10:08:15 AM EST
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I was expecting the revolver.
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Heres mIne


Link Posted: 12/26/2015 6:54:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:



I just saw a 1918 model year 22 target like that at a show over the weekend. I think the guy wanted $800. I bought a Ruger 22/45 instead, and of course, now wished I'd have gotten the Colt. But it was still a decent financial decision, right, responsible and all that... right?
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Ya idjit.


 





Link Posted: 10/19/2016 7:08:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:


I was expecting the revolver.

Heres mIne


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SpqRjrX2mQc/R0Gwgtx1R3I/AAAAAAAAAEA/ibJ7VDHgsYc/s568-Ic42/Picture%252520001.jpg


here's mine.  Shipped Jan 4, 1918 to "Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory".  It's had a little work since then.

Link Posted: 12/7/2016 7:26:31 AM EST
[#17]
1918, baby!

WW1 Colt 1911. Saw action in France. Then came home and pulled guard duty for another 60 years.

Link Posted: 7/1/2021 12:05:40 AM EST
[#18]
Speaking of 1917, I just picked this one up today for a song:



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